The endorsement of registration identifies registered nurses and midwives with additional qualifications and specific expertise who meet the requirements of the relevant registration standard.
The endorsements for registered nurses are:
The endorsement for midwives is:
Note: Midwife Practitioner - refer Position statement on midwife practitioners.
For more information about endorsement of registration, please refer to the following documents.
A notation records a limitation on the practice of a nurse/midwife. It is used to describe and explain the scope of a nurse/midwife’s practice by noting the limitations on that practice. The notation does not change the nurse/midwife’s scope of practice but may reflect the requirements of a registration standard.
From 1 January 2017 the Eligible midwife registration standard (2010) will no longer apply.
Midwives who met the previous requirements of the Eligible Midwife registration standard have a notation on their registration. The notation states:
Eligible midwife competent to provide pregnancy, labour, birth and post natal care and qualified to provide the associated services and order diagnostic investigations required for midwifery practice, in accordance with relevant State and Territory legislation.
Eligible midwife, but NOT qualified to obtain endorsement under section 94 to prescribe Schedule 2, 3, 4 & 8 medicines required for midwifery practice in accordance with State and Territory legislation.
These eligible midwives are endorsed to prescribe scheduled medicines when they successfully complete a Board-approved program of study for prescribing midwifery medicines.
From 1 January 2017, a one-step process of applying for endorsement will replace the current two-step process of applying for notation, then endorsement. The transition period is expected to finish at 30 June 2018. When all midwives have transitioned to the endorsement the term ‘eligible midwife’ and notation will no longer be used by the NMBA.
For more information, please see the Registration and Endorsement section or Fact sheets.